IPCF Seeks Philanthropists of the Year Nominees

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2021 Philanthropists of the Year awards. Again this year, the Community Foundation will award two Philanthropist of the Year awards – one for Bloomington-Normal and the other for outside the Twin Cities (other parts of McLean County, plus DeWitt, Logan and Livingston counties).…

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS: Illinois Wesleyan Language School Returns; Esports Camp Launched

Reposted from The Pantagraph By Lenore Sobota; Photos by Lewis Marien and David Proeber BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Wesleyan University is having its first Youth Esports and Leadership Camp this summer. The IWU Language School for Kids also is returning this summer in person after being virtual last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Language School…

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IPCF Awards 66 Grants to Local Nonprofits

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.  – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded $119,173 in three categories of competitive grants to 66 programs in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. Grant awards ranged from $500 to $5,500. Funding came from donors to the Community Foundation’s annual campaign, the Jerome Mirza Foundation, and several endowments at the Community Foundation. Receiving…

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Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Participants Sought

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON – High school students in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties are sought to participate in Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) during the 2021-2022 school year. An initiative of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, YEP is a program in which high school students learn about philanthropy by allocating grant funds to local nonprofits. YEP…

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How Some Groups Are Helping Seniors Navigate a Largely Online Vaccine Sign-Up Process

Reposted from The Pantagraph By Lyndsay Jones; Photos by David Proeber BLOOMINGTON — A “matter of milliseconds.” That’s how Carol Kalmes, 74, describes the process of snagging an appointment for the COVID vaccine online. It’s something Kalmes, a retired teacher, learned through trial and error — a learning process she feels lucky to have navigated,…

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IPCF Offers Grants in 3 Categories

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Applications Accepted During February BLOOMINGTON – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will accept applications for grants in three categories from February 1-26, 2021. Interested applicants may find information about the grants on IPCF’s website along with links to the online applications. The Community Foundation expects to award more than $120,000 during this grant round. These grants…

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